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Max Continuous Service Temperature

This is the maximum acceptable temperature above which mechanical properties (tensile strength, impact strength) or electrical properties (dielectric strength, linked to insulation properties) of a plastic part are significantly degrading, over the reasonable life time of the tested product.

UL 746 is the test method generally used to calculate Relative Temperature Index (RTI).

RTI is measured in °C.

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Max. Continuous Service Temperature Values of Several Plastics


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Polymer Name Min Value (°C) Max Value (°C)
ABS - Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene 86.0 89.0
ABS Flame Retardant 65.0 95.0
ABS High Heat 75.0 110.0
ABS High Impact 65.0 100.0
ABS/PC Blend - Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene/Polycarbonate Blend 70.0 110.0
ABS/PC Blend 20% Glass Fiber 70.0 110.0
ABS/PC Flame Retardant 70.0 110.0
ASA - Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate 80.0 90.0
ASA/PC Blend - Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate/Polycarbonate Blend 90.0 110.0
ASA/PC Flame Retardant 90.0 110.0
ASA/PVC Blend - Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate/Polyvinyl Chloride Blend 80.0 90.0
CA - Cellulose Acetate 45.0 95.0
CAB - Cellulose Acetate Butyrate 60.0 105.0
CP - Cellulose Proprionate 60.0 105.0
CPVC - Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride 80.0 100.0
ECTFE - Ethylene Chlorotrifluoroethylene 140.0 150.0
ETFE - Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene 140.0 155.0
EVA - Ethylene Vinyl Acetate 45.0 70.0
EVOH - Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol 80.0 100.0
FEP - Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene 205.0 205.0
HDPE - High Density Polyethylene 100.0 120.0
HIPS - High Impact Polystyrene 60.0 80.0
HIPS Flame Retardant V0 60.0 80.0
Ionomer (Ethylene-Methyl Acrylate Copolymer) 34.0 48.0
LCP - Liquid Crystal Polymer 200.0 240.0
LCP Carbon Fiber-reinforced 200.0 240.0
LCP Glass Fiber-reinforced 200.0 240.0
LCP Mineral-filled 200.0 240.0
LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene 80.0 100.0
LLDPE - Linear Low Density Polyethylene 90.0 110.0
MABS - Transparent Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene 75.0 80.0
PA 46 - Polyamide 46 110.0 150.0
PA 46, 30% Glass Fiber 130.0 160.0
PA 6 - Polyamide 6 80.0 120.0
PA 6-10 - Polyamide 6-10 80.0 150.0
PA 66 - Polyamide 6-6 80.0 140.0
PA 66, 30% Glass Fiber 100.0 150.0
PA 66, 30% Mineral filled 120.0 140.0
PA 66, Impact Modified, 15-30% Glass Fiber 110.0 140.0
PA 66, Impact Modified 80.0 130.0
Polyamide semi-aromatic 88.0 135.0
PAI - Polyamide-Imide 220.0 280.0
PAI, 30% Glass Fiber 220.0 220.0
PAI, Low Friction 220.0 220.0
PAR - Polyarylate 130.0 130.0
PBT - Polybutylene Terephthalate 80.0 140.0
PBT, 30% Glass Fiber 80.0 140.0
PC (Polycarbonate) 20-40% Glass Fiber 90.0 125.0
PC (Polycarbonate) 20-40% Glass Fiber Flame Retardant 90.0 125.0
PC - Polycarbonate, high heat 100.0 140.0
PC/PBT Blend - Polycarbonate/Polybutylene Terephthalate Blend 60.0 121.0
PC/PBT blend, Glass Filled 121.0 193.0
PCL - Polycaprolactone 45.0 45.0
PCTFE - Polymonochlorotrifluoroethylene 150.0 175.0
PE - Polyethylene 30% Glass Fiber 100.0 130.0
PEEK - Polyetheretherketone 154.0 260.0
PEEK 30% Carbon Fiber-reinforced 240.0
PEEK 30% Glass Fiber-reinforced 240.0
PEI - Polyetherimide 170.0 170.0
PEI, 30% Glass Fiber-reinforced 170.0 170.0
PEI, Mineral Filled 170.0 170.0
PESU - Polyethersulfone 175.0 180.0
PESU 10-30% glass fiber 180.0 180.0
PET - Polyethylene Terephtalate 80.0 140.0
PET, 30% Glass Fiber-reinforced 100.0 140.0
PET, 30/35% Glass Fiber-reinforced, Impact Modified 80.0 140.0
PETG - Polyethylene Terephtalate Glycol 63.0 63.0
PFA - Perfluoroalkoxy 240.0 260.0
PHB-V(5% valerate) 95.0 95.0
PI - Polyimide 260.0 360.0
PMMA - Polymethylmethacrylate/Acrylic 70.0 90.0
PMMA (Acrylic) High Heat 100.0 150.0
PMMA (Acrylic) Impact Modified 70.0 90.0
PMP - Polymethylpentene 90.0 110.0
PMP 30% Glass Fiber-reinforced 90.0 110.0
PMP Mineral Filled 90.0 110.0
POM - Polyoxymethylene (Acetal) 80.0 105.0
POM (Acetal) Impact Modified 80.0 100.0
POM (Acetal) Low Friction 80.0 105.0
POM (Acetal) Mineral Filled 80.0 105.0
PP - Polypropylene 10-20% Glass Fiber 100.0 130.0
PP, 10-40% Mineral Filled 100.0 130.0
PP, 10-40% Talc Filled 100.0 130.0
PP, 30-40% Glass Fiber-reinforced 100.0 130.0
PP (Polypropylene) Copolymer 100.0 130.0
PP (Polypropylene) Homopolymer 100.0 130.0
PP, Impact Modified 90.0 115.0
PPA - Polyphthalamide 140.0 140.0
PPA, 30% Mineral-filled 154.0 156.0
PPA, 33% Glass Fiber-reinforced 184.0 186.0
PPA, 45% Glass Fiber-reinforced 184.0 186.0
PPE - Polyphenylene Ether 80.0 110.0
PPE, 30% Glass Fiber-reinforced 80.0 110.0
PPE, Flame Retardant 80.0 110.0
PPE, Impact Modified 80.0 110.0
PPE, Mineral Filled 80.0 110.0
PPS - Polyphenylene Sulfide 200.0 220.0
PPS, 20-30% Glass Fiber-reinforced 200.0 220.0
PPS, 40% Glass Fiber-reinforced 200.0 220.0
PPS, Conductive 200.0 220.0
PPS, Glass fiber & Mineral-filled 200.0 220.0
PPSU - Polyphenylene Sulfone 149.0 210.0
PS (Polystyrene) 30% glass fiber 75.0 122.0
PS (Polystyrene) Crystal 65.0 80.0
PS, High Heat 75.0 90.0
PSU - Polysulfone 150.0 180.0
PSU, 30% Glass finer-reinforced 150.0 180.0
PSU Mineral Filled 150.0 150.0
PTFE - Polytetrafluoroethylene 260.0 290.0
PTFE, 25% Glass Fiber-reinforced 260.0 260.0
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride), 20% Glass Fiber-reinforced 50.0 80.0
PVC, Plasticized 50.0 80.0
PVC, Plasticized Filled 50.0 80.0
PVC Rigid 50.0 80.0
PVDC - Polyvinylidene Chloride 70.0 90.0
PVDF - Polyvinylidene Fluoride 70.0 150.0
SAN - Styrene Acrylonitrile 65.0 95.0
SAN, 20% Glass Fiber-reinforced 65.0 95.0
SMA - Styrene Maleic Anhydride 75.0 100.0
SMA, 20% Glass Fiber-reinforced 75.0 100.0
SMA, Flame Retardant V0 75.0 100.0
SMMA - Styrene Methyl Methacrylate 94.0 100.0
UHMWPE - Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene 110.0 130.0
XLPE - Crosslinked Polyethylene 67.0 82.0

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